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PotW: Pixie, lovely haircut for a lovely lady

Sex: Spayed female Breed: Domestic long hair – black & white Age: ~ 10 years old Reason Here: I was found abandoned Arrival Date: 6/26/2018 Pixie, a fluffy cat by birth, came to HSCC with quite a bit of matting in her fur. Because of this, she had to get a true “pixie cut” a.k.a. “lion cut” and although she may not care for it, we think she’s lovely no matter what’s on the outside! As a senior lady, she spends her days casually strolling from bed to bed and otherwise she just loves curling up and taking plenty of cat naps. Gotta get...

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Obituary: Pauline Pratt Morrissette

MILTON – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Matriarch and Queen, Pauline Pratt Morrissette. Pauline passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep with her beloved Celine by her side, Sunday August 26, 2018 at her home in Milton. Pauline was born on May 29, 1933 in Burlington, the daughter of Eugene and Aurora (Bedard) Marcotte. She was raised by her aunt Marie Bedard and all of her children, who were like brothers and sisters to her. On February 16, 1951, she married Henry S. Pratt, the father of her 8 children. Henry...

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Obituary: Phyllis E. Alger

Phyllis E. Alger, 77, of Belgrade passed away August 23, 2018 at Mountain View Care Center in Bozeman, Montana. Phyllis was born April 8, 1941 to Howard and Grace (Dow) Pidgeon in Burlington, Vermont. She attended school in Milton, Vermont where she met her husband, Reginald Alger. They were married on November 12, 1960, in Milton. There they raised three sons, Todd, Robert, and Steve. In 1984 the family moved to Belgrade, Montana. Phyllis was very social and enjoyed talking on the phone and getting donuts every day at the New Day Bakery. She is preceded in death by...

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Look out below!

Fore! Dozens of golf balls hurtled down from a helicopter out of Milton’s Mansfield Heliflight fleet last Sunday and fell through a grey sky down toward Airport Park during the third annual Colchester Lions Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. Participants purchased a ball to enter and closest to the pin received a prize of $1,000. It appears no birdies were hurt (or scored) during the event. Photos by Kyle St. Peter for CVNG....

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Letters to the editor: August 30, 2018

Live burn is a unique training exercise Last week the Milton Fire Department conducted its second live burn exercise this year. Shane and Jess Morris donated their house to the department. It is unusual for a department to do two live burns in one year. This training is so intense and valuable that the Milton community should know how fortunate we are. A live burn is a costly and time consuming effort. Planning often takes six months or more once a structure has been donated and accepted for an exercise. It is well worth the effort. Most of the...

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